For over 20 years, my work has been in the family violence and sexual violence space. For the last 11 of those it has been an absolute privilege to work as Coordinator for the Te Rito Network alongside the many dedicated people doing amazing work with families here in Wellington.
We take pride in a strong network of people attending our monthly meetings and appreciating the opportunities our Network provides to further their knowledge at our training sessions. The meetings are a great way to meet other people doing this work and many collaborations are formed over a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. Long may the Network continue.
Children are present at about 80% of all violent incidents in New Zealand homes. 1 in 3 women experience violence from their partner in their lifetime.
Family violence is estimated to cost the country between $4.1 and 7 billion dollars each year.